Wolf Blass Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019
If there is any region that screams Blass, it is surely Langhorne Creek. Many of his early efforts hailed from here and it has always provided serious contribution to various blends. That generosity of fruit and flavour associated with the region has become a hallmark of Blass reds.
This one has a vibrant purple colour with lovely softness and plushness exuding from the glass. Chocolate, cassis, black fruits, cherries. Plenty of vanillin oak, as you’d expect from Blass (the motto was once, ‘no wood, no good’), but it is nicely balanced. Seamless, juicy, delicious – what more could you possibly want from a red? It finishes with good length and plenty of grip – possibly sticking forth just a fraction too much at this stage, but a minor quibble. There is plenty of time to contemplate when best to drink this wine – any time over the next decade should work. A fine red, so very much in the style of Blass.